Official Ottawa Picks Include Coraline, Gromit and U2′s Crazy

Coraline, Mary and Max and $9.99 are among the official selections for feature films that will play Oct. 14-18 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The festival, which chose ... Continue Reading →

Mip Jr. Adds Award for Children’s Toons

Mip Junior is adding a new juried competition for children’s animated programs. Deadline for entries is Sept. 2. A panel of 18 children from the International School of Nice will ... Continue Reading →

Nick Jr. U.K. Jumps on Alphabet Romp

Nick Jr. U.K. has picked up Alphabet Romp, a series of 26 interstitials that constitute the first broadcast commission for creators Purple Frog Media. The series ‘aimed at preschoolers ... Continue Reading →

One Eskimo, Warner Premiere Plan ‘Visual Album’

Warner Premiere and U.K.-based band One Eskimo are mixing animation and music into a new experience the company is calling a ‘visual album.’ The idea, which originated with ... Continue Reading →

Three NFB Shorts Set for Toronto Fest

Three short films from the National Film Board of Canada are set to screen at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival next month. The films ‘ set to screen in the Short ... Continue Reading →

Davis to Head Up New Hasbro Studios

Toymaker Hasbro ‘ the company behind the blockbuster Transformers and next week’s G.I. Joe adaptation ‘ is getting into the TV business and has appointed Stephen J. ... Continue Reading →

Rossilli Seeks Home for December Miracles

Randy Rossilli Jr., an Emmy-winning writer and producer and head of Nightstand Creations, is seeking a broadcaster to pick up a holiday special he wrote and produced titled December ... Continue Reading →

Marvel’s 2Q Profits Dip Without a Movie

Marvel Entertainment’s riding the financial rollercoaster unavoidable to small film studios. Without a major film release, the company posted a 38 percent drop in profits and ... Continue Reading →

Comics Legend Neal Adams Teams with ICM

Neal Adams, a legend in the comic book industry, is looking to cross over into writing and directing movies and has signed on with ICM for representation. According to the Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Sony Imageworks Goes Open Source

Sony Pictures Imageworks announced an open-source development program that will start with the VFX studio releasing five technologies. The initial releases will include: ‘ OSL, ... Continue Reading →